“Empire” actress Becky G., aka Rebbeca Gomez, has been cast as the Yello Ranger in the “Power Rangers” movie, it was announced Friday by Lionsgate and Saban Brands.
The 18-year-old singer joins “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” star RJ Cyler (Blue Ranger), Naomi Scott (Pink Ranger), Ludi Lin (Black Ranger) and newcomer Dacre Montgomery (Red Ranger).
“Power Rangers” follows a group of high school kids who gain superpowers, making them masters of martial arts who can pilot massive interconnecting robots, a la “Voltron.”
Haim Saban and Temple Hill’s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen are producing the “Power Rangers” movie with Brian Casentini and Allison Shearmur. The filmmakers hope to launch a franchise with the movie, which is slated for release in January 2017.
Becky G. plays Valentina Galindo on Fox’s “Empire” and “Power Rangers” will be her first studio movie. She’s represented by CAA.